A mother makes a cake for a special occasion and she tells her two kids, "That cake is not for you. It's for the church supper tonight. So do not touch it!"
Martin B. Copenhaver
There is nothing natural about the love of parents-in-law and, in fact, in-law relationships can be notoriously challenging. And so, parents-in-law are frequently the butt of jokes.
The whole chapter five of Galatians is worth a good long read.
Remember in mercy, O God, all who perished on that day. And remember us who live and mourn, struggling to hear, struggling to believe, struggling to obey the awful law of love.
We all long for affirmation. We ask "Am I worthwhile? Am I a valuable? Am I beloved?"
The people who are out to make a fast buck in cyberspace regard me as the most pathetic of human beings. They look at my life and weep.
Valentine's Day is a holiday that many of us love to hate.
This day is called "Maundy," coming from a word meaning mandate or commandment. The Bible has already spoken of this commandment. In Leviticus (19:18) we're told to love others as we love ourselves.